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Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean 'Island Murderer' back to the dawn of mammals

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) From skeletal remains found among ancient owl pellets, a team of scientists has recovered the first ancient DNA of the extinct West Indian mammal Nesophontes, meaning 'island murder.' They traced its evolutionary history back to the dawn of mammals 70 million years ago. The authors, including Selina Brace, Jessica Thomas, Ian Barnes et al.
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